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India's Kerala imposes 'fat tax' on junk food

India's peaceful tourist hotspot Kerala has become the first state in the country to impose a "fat tax" on junk food in a bid to counter rising obesity.

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Battling obesity epidemic: New look at 'fat tax'

Small price differences at the point of purchase can be highly effective in shifting consumer demand from high calorie to healthier low calorie alternatives, according to a study in the Articles in Advance section of Marketing ...

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Denmark to scrap world's first fat tax

Denmark said Saturday it would scrap a fat tax it introduced a little over a year ago in a world first, saying the measure was costly and failed to change Danes' eating habits.

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Obesity study shows fat tax is not the answer

(Medical Xpress) -- New research from the University of Reading suggests that a ‘fat tax' might not be the best way to tackle Britain's obesity problems.